I get pretty anal once in a while (hah!) about my house and my job as a SAHM. Especially the cleaning parts. I like living in a clean space. It doesn’t have to be spotless; I can deal with a little bit of mess, but I can’t handle filth. Well, I can’t really handle a lot of mess either. Like when the toys are absolutely all over the living room and every pot and pan I own is strewn across the kitchen floor with little plastic dinosaurs in them and the laundry is piled up…. You get the picture. I can’t handle that either – I just don’t even know where to begin. So I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m anal, full stop.
Add in a baby who is constantly on the move on her hands and knees (well, one knee one foot). Every time I pick her up she has specks of grossness on her sweaty little hands and then she puts all those grossly-specked fingers in her mouth to help coax the teeth out, and EW. I just can’t keep my floors clean enough, and I can’t wash Lucy’s hands every five seconds.
My only answer to this is Swiffer for a quick mop after sweeping the floor. But I don’t really want Lucy to be that close to whatever sketchy cleaning solution they use to strip dirt off the floor. That makes me nervous (although I fully admit that I am enamored with the idea of one of these. It's totally in my knitting queue.). I've thought of just using water and doing a once-over with a mop but that just spreads the dirt around, no?
So here's your part: do you guys have some sort of magic solution for me? Some awesome cleaning product that I've never heard of? One I have heard of and never thought to try? What do you do when your kid keeps handing you hairs she found in the carpet - or worse, tastes the fuzzies she finds under the armoire? (Without resorting to one of these...)